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2009-06-12 06:25:00

According to new research published in the American Journal of Cardiology, increasing the frequency of vigorous exercise also increases the risk of atrial fibrillation. "Although vigorous exercise has numerous health benefits, case reports and limited data suggest that elite athletic men engaging in endurance exercise...may be at higher risk for the development of atrial fibrillation," said Dr. Anthony Aizer, of the New York University Medical Center. The heart rhythm disorder, known as...

2009-05-22 08:10:59

A common heart condition may be putting people at higher risk for Alzheimer's disease. Researchers from Intermountain Medical Center in Salt Lake City, Utah, find people with atrial fibrillation (AF) are 44 percent more likely to develop the mind-robbing condition than people without the heart disorder. "Previous studies have shown that patients with atrial fibrillation are at higher risk for some types of dementia, including vascular dementia," study author T. Jared Bunch, M.D., was quoted...

2009-05-20 11:46:19

U.S. researchers say they have linked a heart rhythm disorder -- atrial fibrillation -- and Alzheimer's disease. Lead researcher Dr. T. Jared Bunch says patients with atrial fibrillation were 44 percent more likely than those without atrial fibrillation to develop dementia. Younger atrial fibrillation patients -- under age 70 -- were 130 percent more likely to develop the form of dementia known as Alzheimer's disease. The younger atrial fibrillation patients with dementia were more likely to...

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2009-05-16 08:35:00

U.S. researchers have released a study linking a common heart disorder with an elevated risk of Alzheimer's disease.The study, based on clinical data from more than 37,000 patients, revealed that patients under the age of 70 were at 130 percent greater risk of developing Alzheimer's if they also suffered from the heart dysfunction known as atrial fibrillation.Atrial fibrillation is the most common form of cardiac arrhythmia and occurs when the heart's natural pace-making node is overrun by...

2009-05-14 12:53:16

Combining two treatments for an irregular heartbeat yields much better patient results than either treatment alone, says a study presented Thursday in Boston. Using a traditional method of burning tissue surrounding the pulmonary veins along with a newer, automated approach of targeting and burning heart hot spots greatly reduced atrial fibrillation, the most common heart-rhythm disturbance, after just one treatment, said electrophysiologist Dr. Atul Verma of Southlake Regional Health Center...

2009-04-06 17:41:09

Men who were large during their 20s face an increased risk of atrial fibrillation, or abnormal heart rhythm, as they age, Swedish researchers say. Researchers at the Sahlgrenska Academy at the University of Gothenburg in Sweden say the study was initiated in 1970 and involved more than 7,000 men living in Gothenburg ages 45-55, who were examined and asked questions about their lifestyle. The subjects were asked to state their weight at age 20. The research material was compared with the...

2009-03-18 19:53:09

Australian cardiologists warn atrial fibrillation in diabetic patients increases risk of death. The researchers advise clinicians to control risk factors -- such as blood pressure and cholesterol -- more aggressively in diabetic patients with the abnormal heart rhythm called atrial fibrillation. This is a separate issue to rate and rhythm control -- or the use of anti-coagulants to prevent thromboembolic events -- which is the usual therapeutic focus in patients with atrial fibrillation,...

2009-03-05 08:19:11

With the most common type of heart arrhythmia, according to Kaiser Permanente studyChronic kidney disease increases the risk of stroke in patients with atrial fibrillation (AF), the most common type of heart arrhythmia, according to a new study by Kaiser Permanente researchers in the current online issue of Circulation.It has long been known that chronic kidney disease is a risk factor for cardiovascular disease. This study is the first to look at whether chronic kidney disease independently...

2008-12-25 08:48:48

Scientists have long believed that atrial fibrillation, the most common form of sustained heart arrhythmia, is an electrical problem of the heart. However, a new study has uncovered a surprising genetic cause for the rare and particularly severe form of heart disease.A team of researchers at the Cleveland Clinic has found that defects in a gene known as NUP155, a key component of the nuclear pore complex that is involved in shuttling molecules in and out of the cell nucleus, also leads to...

2008-11-12 09:00:46

AtCor Medical (ASX: ACG), the developer and marketer of the SphygmoCor(R) system which measures central blood pressures and arterial stiffness noninvasively, today announced that a new study* funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) has found that central pulse pressure is a stronger independent predictor of the first onset of atrial fibrillation (AF) than well established clinical and echocardiographic risk factors. AF, a condition in which the upper chambers of the heart beat...


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